With placings in two of her last three starts, GRAY FASHION secured the lead before the top of the stretch and then pulled away as much the best to win this six-furlong Maiden Special Weight by 6 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by MOHAYMEN became his 23rd first-crop winner. Prompting the pace in an eight-horse field, GRAY FASHION split horses on the turn to take the lead, then continued to widen the margin to the wire at Mahoning Valley Race Course. She was bred by Vision Racing & Sales LLC out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Haute Couture.
Away alertly from the inside post to set a pressured pace, MOON OVER TUSCANY shook loose of her nemesis to the outside and pulled away down the lane to win this one mile Fair Grounds Maiden by 2 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly by MOHAYMEN became his 22nd first-crop winner. MOON OVER TUSCANY was bred by Birchwood Bloodstock LLC out of the Indian Charlie mare, Nitara.
I’LL FIGURE IT OUT became the 21st first-crop winner for MOHAYMEN after he pulled away in the stretch to win a seven-furlong Gulfsteam Maiden by 3 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lemon Frosted, broke well from post seven in this 10-horse field. I’LL FIGURE IT OUT, only 2 1/2 lengths off the pacesetters going into the turn, swung four wide around the bend, gained the lead in upper stretch and drew off as much the best. He was bred by Thomas Scucci and Renee Scucci.
Multiple Graded SW at two and three, MOHAYEN ended the year among the top Freshman Sires in all major categories. He sired 20 first-crop 2-year-old winners, four blacktype horses, two blacktype winners, including G2 winner ELM DRIVE, and progeny earnings of $1 million-plus. Of special note is that ONLY Gun Runner had a higher percentage of winners from runners, with MOHAYMEN coming in at a 43% clip.
Breaking from post seven in this 11-horse field, SONNYNEEDSMONEY dueled down the stretch and and got to the wire first to become her sire’s 20th first-crop winner. The gray 2-year-old filly broke second best to put herself in third, only a length back of the leader. She raced three wide on the turn, moved up to challenge for the lead at the top of the stretch, then battled the length of the stretch and prevailed by a neck racing six furlongs at Turfway Park. SONNYNEEDSMONEY was bred by Copper Cap Farm Inc., out of the Cat Thief mare, Catty Barry.
Twice runner-up in her first four starts, DOMINANT JOY took command midway around the turn and drew off for a seven-length maiden score at Gulfstream. The 2-year-old filly and 19th winner from MOHAYMEN’s first crop, DOMINANT JOY broke a tad slow but recovered to be no more than 1 1/2 lengths off the lead down the backstretch. She moved outside the top two on the turn to put herself in control of the race and proceeded to open up on the field to the wire going seven furlongs. DOMINANT JOY was bred by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey out of the Kitten’s Joy mare, Kittenindafastlane.
Following up her 6 1/4-length Maiden Special Weight score in her second career start a month ago, ALRASHAKA now has back-to-back wins after this emphatic 6 1/2-length allowance tally. The first-crop 2-year-old filly by MOHAYMEN broke slowest of nine coming out of post five in the six-furlong sprint but was rushed up to put herself squarely into the race down the backstretch. Continuing her momentum into the turn, ALRASHAKA moved up to take the lead before they reached the top of the stretch, and drew away through the lane and was geared down in the final sixteenth at Parx Racing. ALRASHAKA was bred by Shadwell Farm out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare, Saifaana.
A 3 1/2-length Maiden Special Weight winner going seven furlongs in his last start, EMAJESTIN stretched out to 1 1/16 miles over a sloppy track and nearly took the top prize, but was caught in the final strides finishing runner-up in the G1 Clasico Agustin Mercado Reveron S. The 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN was no more than 3 1/2 lengths off the lead on the backstretch. He began to close on the pacesetter on the far turn and quickly moved past that one to take the lead before reaching the top of the stretch. He then opened up the lead to 1 1/2 lengths but was caught inside the sixteenth pole by a deep closer on the far outside at Camarero. EMAJESTIN was bred by Tui Farm & Ciaran Keaveney out of the Tiznow mare, Tiz Merry.
With Maiden Special Weight placings already on both dirt and turf, SILENT TAP took the lead near the top of the stretch and drew clear to take this about one mile turf event at Fair Grounds by 1 3/4 lengths. The 2-year-old son of MOHAYMEN, and his 18th first-crop winner, raced along in second, no more than two lengths back of the pacesetter. SILENT TAP moved up to force the pace around the far turn, went up to seize the lead near the top of the lane, then was never really threatened to the wire. SILENT TAP was bred by Veloce LLC out of the Cherokee Run mare, Silentlea.
Making his second career start, WIN FOR THE MONEY dueled from the outset and proved best down the lane to take this seven-furlong, $126,000 Maiden Special Weight on the all-weather at Woodbine by 2 1/2 lengths. The 17th winner from the first crop of MOHAYMEN broke on top from post eight in the 12-horse field to put himself into the race from the outset. He dueled early on the backstretch and around the turn, then eventually arrested the lead in upper stretch and ran to the wire in a driving finish. The $350,000 2-year-old purchase by Live Oak Plantation was bred by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey out of the War Chant mare, Mayakoba.
Runner-up in a Maiden Special Weight last out at this distance and surface, beaten less than two lengths at Santa Anita, PRECIOUS INSIGHT proved best today winning this one mile turf Maiden Special at Del Mar by 1 1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly from the first crop of MOHAYMEN, and his 16th winner, stalked the pace for the first part of the race. She swung out on the far turn to start her rally, moved up in between rivals to take the lead with a furlong to go, and pulled away for the win. The $70,000 yearling purchase was bred by Terry C. Lovingier out of the Distorted Humor mare, Alseera.
Making her first career start, J ZERTZ swung three wide into the lane and ran to victory to become her sire’s 15th first-crop 2-year-old winner, and seventh debut winner. The filly by MOHAYMEN stalked the pace close up in this 5 1/2-furlong sprint. Swinging wide into the stretch, she continued her closing effort to take the lead with a 1/2 furlong to go and won in a drive at Penn. She was bred by Foundations Farm out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare, Calle Vista.
Runner-up in her Maiden Special Weight debut, ALRASHAKA left no room as to who was best in her second start running away from the competition to win by 6 1/4 lengths. The 14th 2-year-old winner from the first-crop of MOHAYMEN sprinted clear to be three lengths in front after the first quarter. She widened the margin to be seven lengths in front after the half and proceeded to maintain a large advantage to the wire racing 6 1/2 furlongs at Parx Racing. ALRASHAKA was bred by Shadwell Farm out of the Street Cry (IRE) mare, Saifaana.
A convincing 3 3/4-length maiden winner in his second career start, MIDNIGHT THUNDER earned his first blacktype after placing in the G2 Angel T. Cordero Jr. S. Making his fourth start, the first crop 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN was coming off an on-the-board performance in allowance company where he finished only two lengths back of the win. In this stakes, MIDNIGHT THUNDER was still eighth, more than seven lengths back after the half in this six-furlong sprint, but closed with a rush on the inside to finish less than two lengths off the win at Camarero. MIDNIGHT THUNDER is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Water in the Pond, and was bred by English Range Farm.
Thrown in to face winners in allowance company his last four starts, EMAJESTIN finally got to face non-winners in this seven-furlong Maiden Special Weight sprint and roared past the pacesetter in the final furlong to win going away by 3 1/2 lengths. This 2-year-old colt became MOHAYMEN’s 13th first-crop winner. Breaking from the inside post in a 10-horse field, EMAJESTIN was more than 7 1/2 lengths back after a half and still more three lengths back at the top of the stretch. But he continued his rally, which started on the turn, and down the lane to be much the best at Camarero. EMAJESTIN was bred by Tui Farm & Ciaran Keaveney out of the Tiznow mare, Tiz Merry.
A Maiden Special Weight winner in his debut, first-crop 2-year-old WHISTLEWHILEYOUMOW earned his second win taking a six-furlong allowance by a commanding five lengths. Forced into the inside horse breaking from post two, the son of MOHAYMEN moved up to take the lead going into the turn. He steadily pulled away to be six lengths in front at the top of the stretch, and sailed home to victory at Hawthorne. Out of Ever Nice (ARG), by Mutakddim, WHISTLEWHILEYOUMOW was bred by Clearsky Farms.
Making only her second career start, 2YO SANDPIPER MEMORIES fought off a foe to win this about 1 1/16-mile maiden test by a length on Gulfstream’s all-weather track. The 12th first-crop winner for MOHAYMEN stalked the pacesetter on the outside less than a length back. She moved up to take a narrow lead at the top of the lane, dug in to turn back a challenger in midstretch, then pulled away for the final margin off victory. SANDPIPER MEMORIES is a Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey homebred out of the Arch mare, Lovely Island.
Coming off a win in the six-furlong, $100,000 Circle City S. a month back, MOWINS stretched out to two turns for the first time and drew off in the stretch to win the $100,000 Indiana Futurity by 6 1/4 lengths. Going one mile an 70 yards on a sloppy sealed track, the 2-year-old colt by freshman sire MOHAYMEN broke alertly from post five in a 11-horse field to race up close in fourth in the early going. He began his rally on the far turn, took the lead midway around the turn, then pulled away down the lane for a much-the-best performance at Indiana Grand. Out of the Pure Prize mare, Prize Winner, MOWINS was bred by Michael E. Lauer & Penny S. Lauer and is trained by Michael Lauer for owners Clay Thoroughbreds and Penny Lauer.
ABBEY LANE became the 11th first crop 2-year-old winner for freshman sire MOHAYMEN after drawing off in the stretch to win her debut by 4 3/4 lengths. Breaking from post six, ABBEY LANE stalked the pace early, went three wide on the turn, then kicked away from her competition down the lane to the wire going 6 1/2 furlongs at Remington Park. ABBEY LANE was bred by Brendan and Olive Gallagher’s Frankfort Park Farm out of the Jazil mare, Alasema.
After placing in his first two career starts, last out just a 1/2-length short of the win, HUMBLE WARRIOR took the lead at the top of the stretch and won this one mile Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. The 10th first-crop 2-year-old winner for MOHAYMEN was five wide going around the first turn and then settled six wide down the backstretch to be no more than four lengths back of the frontrunners. He swung four wide on the far turn to reach the frontend as they turned for home and finished strongest of all over a sloppy sealed track at Indiana Grand. A $60,000 purchase out of the OBS March Sale, HUMBLE WARRIOR was bred by Crowning Point Farm & Casa De Caballos out of the More Than Ready mare, More for Jill.
Changing racing tactics from his debut, MIDNIGHT THUNDER rallied off the pace to win this six-furlong maiden sprint by 3 3/4 lengths. The ninth first-crop 2-year-old winner by MOHAYMEN sat off the early pacesetter, swept past the frontrunner on the turn, and proved superior over his rivals at Camarero. Out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Water in the Pond, the colt and was bred by English Range Farm.
First-crop 2-year-old colt MOWINS came from just off the pace to win his stakes debut taking the $100,000 Circle City S. by 2 1/4 lengths. A 6 3/4-length Maiden Special Weight winner in his second career start, MOWINS raced on the inside a little more than two lengths off the lead early in this six-furlong sprint. Easing out on the turn, he swung five wide turning for home and rallied full of run to win going away at Indiana Grand. Out of the Pure Prize mare, Prize Winner, MOWINS was bred by Michael E. Lauer & Penny S. Lauer and is trained by Michael Lauer for owners Clay Thoroughbreds and Penny Lauer.
MOHAYMEN’s eighth first-crop 2YO winner, and fifth in debut fashion, came at Saratoga where SUE ELLEN MISHKIN ran away to a 7 1/4–length debut win going six furlongs. The filly pressed the pace early on the outside of the frontrunner, took over in upper stretch and kicked clear to finish in a hand ride the final sixteenth. SUE ELLEN MISHKIN is a homebred for Al Gold’s Gold Square LLC and is trained by Jorge Abreu, giving him his third winner on the card thus far after six races.
An impressive eight-length winner in her debut, MOHAYMEN’s first crop 2-year-old filly ELM DRIVE showed a lot of heart in her second start to bring home a victory in the Sorrento S.-G2 at Del Mar. The $165,000 2YO sales purchase by owners Little Red Feather Racing broke well from post seven to sit just off the pacesetter. She moved up on the turn to challenge for the lead and the two battled down the stretch with ELM DRIVE gamely holding off her challenger to win by a head. The pair were more than 13 lengths in front of the next horse. ELM DRIVE was bred by Kenneth D’Oyen out of the Indian Charlie mare, Lets Dance Charlie.
1st Crop 2YO $350,000 FT March, purchased by Live Oak Plantation
Trying dirt for the first time after two starts on turf, KOLN CONCERT rallied from third to win this five-furlong Maiden test at the JRA track, Kokura Racecourse, by 3/4 length. The $100,000 purchase by Hideyuki Mori out of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky September Selected Yearlings Showcase Sale, ran down the frontrunner to earn the victory and become the seventh first-crop winner for MOHAYMEN. KOLN CONCERT was bred by Buck Pond Farm and is out of the Smart Strike mare, Gold Glimmer.
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With a sharp 36.80 three-furlong breeze from the gate a week ago, MOHAYLADY took the lead midway around the turn and drew off to score by 11 3/4 lengths in her career debut at Ellis Park. Racing 5 1/2 furlongs, the sixth first-crop 2YO winner by MOHAYMEN stalked the pace early on the inside. She took advantage of her inside positioning to move up and take control of the race on the turn, then proceeded to widen her margin to the wire under a hand ride late. A homebred filly for Holy Cow Stables and trained by D. Wayne Lukas, MOHAYLADY is out of the Holy Bull mare, Unbridled Wee.
A $165,000 purchase by Little Red Feather Racing out of the OBS March 2YO Sale, ELM DRIVE broke on top from post five and led the way for an eye-opening eight-length debut win in a five-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Los Alamitos. Feeling pressure around the turn, she easily shook loose from that foe and proceeded to widen her margin to the wire under mild hand urging. ELM DRIVE was bred by Kenneth D’Oyen out of the Indian Charlie mare, Lets Dance Charlie. At the OBS March sale, she worked :9 4/5 for one furlong, the co-fastest time of the session at the distance.
Rallying four wide turning for home, CATCH THE SMOKE went to battle down the lane and came out on top to win this 4 1/2-furlong Maiden test by 1/2 length. Bred by C. Kidder and N. Cole, CATCH THE SMOKE is out of the Successful Appeal mare, Ad Litem. Yesterday, JUST CALL RAY won his debut at Churchill Downs.
Coming off a strong 47.60 four-furlong work here one week ago, JUST CALL RAY moved up to take the lead in midstretch and draw away late for a 1 3/4-length debut win at Churchill Downs. The first-crop 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN raced off the pace early, but not far back. JUST CALL RAY began to move closer to the frontrunners on the turn, challenged for the lead at the top of the stretch and proved to be best racing five furlongs. Bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, JUST CALL RAY is out of Rock Hard Cat, by Rock Hard Ten.
Coming off a close runner-up finish in his debut here, MOWINS took command near the top of the stretch and ran away from the competition in this open Maiden Special Weight by 6 3/4 lengths. The first-crop 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN dueled with another racing on the inside after breaking on top from post five. MOWINS disposed of that foe on the turn and proceeded to widen his winning margin to the wire racing five furlongs at Indiana Grand Race Course. Out of the Pure Prize mare, Prize Winner, he was bred by Michael E. Lauer & Penny S. Lauer, is trained by Michael Lauer for owners Clay Thoroughbreds and Penny Lauer.
On Day Two of the OBS June 2YOs and Horses of Racing Age Sale, a fancy filly by four-time GSW MOHAYMEN sold for $130,000. Bred by Reggie Beeson & Tim Beeson, hip 529, an April 1st foal, is the second registered foal out of March to Glory, by Marchfield. She worked a solid 10.1 for a furlong, only 2/5’s off the fastest time of the day at that distance. Her price was only eclipsed by a filly from the first crop of Practical Joke.
Making his first start, 2YO Whistlewhileyoumow (inside) battles gamely to win this $30,500 MSW becoming MOHAYMEN’s first winner at Prairie Meadows.
A multiple GSW at two and three, MOHAYMEN was represented by debuting Maiden Special Weight winner WHISTLEWHILEYOUWORK, who finished in a dead heat for first. Bred by Clearsky Farms out of Ever Nice (ARG), by Mutakddim, this first-crop 2-year-old broke well from the inside post to grab the lead. He was joined by another on the turn and battled the rest of the way to the wire going 4 1/2 furlongs at Prairie Meadows. Prior to his first start he worked a sharp :35.83 breeze from the gate last week.
On the second day of the annual Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YOs in Training Sale, Narvick Int’l selected a son of MOHAYMEN for $170,000. An April 30th foal, hip 583 was bred by Clearsky Farms out of Figureta (ARG), by The Leopard. During his under-tack session, the athletic colt worked :10 1/5, only a 1/5 second off the fastest time of the day at that distance.
On the last day of the four-day OBS Spring Sale of 2YOs, a colt by MOHAYMEN was purchased for $172,000. The second foal out of the very young Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lemon Frosted, hip 1006, a March 11th foal, was bred by Thomas Scucci & Renee Scucci and went to trainer Dermot Magner, agent. The sharp-looking colt worked :10 1/5, just 2/5 second off the fastest time of the day at the one-furlong distance.
At the one-day Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, a colt from the first-crop of multiple GSW MOHAYMEN brought a final bid of $350,000 from Live Oak Plantation. Hip 166, bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, was consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, agent, and is a May 6th foal out of the War Chant mare, Mayakoba. The colt was the highest price paid by Live Oak Plantation out of their three purchases.
At the OBS March sale, a filly from the first crop of MOHAYMEN brought a final bid of $165,000 from Little Red Feather Racing, agent John Dowd. Hip 50, a March 19th foal out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, worked :9 4/5, co-fastest at the furlong distance, at the under-tack session, and was bred by Kenneth D’Oyen. Also selling well was hip 514, a colt who went to Cromwell Bloodstock for $125,000. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker, the March 15th foal out of Gayatri, by War Chant, worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the fastest time of :9 4/5 for the session.
The first 2-year-olds in training sale preview of the season saw the appearance of the first crop by multiple GSW at 2 & 3 MOHAYMEN, and they worked extremely well. Highlights from the Under-Tack shows include: Hip 50 worked :9 4/5 for one furlong, the co-fastest time of the session at the distance. She is a filly out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, and bred by Kenneth D’Oyen. Hip 102 worked :10 1/5 for a furlong, just two ticks off the fastest time. The colt is out of More for Jill, by More Than Ready, and bred by Crowning Point Farm & Casa De Caballos. Hip 289 worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the bullet of :9 4/5. The colt is out of Tiz the Mambo, by Tiznow, and bred by Sycamore Bark Thoroughbreds, LLC. Hip 514 also worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the fastest time of :9 4/5. The colt is out of Gayatri, by War Chant, and bred by Carrie Ann Walker. Please use the link provided to view the works of these promising individuals. https://www.obssales.com/2021/02/the-2021-march-sale/
A filly from the first crop of multiple GSW MOHAYMEN worked :9 4/5, co-fastest at the furlong distance, in the first under-tack session of the OBS March 2YO Sale. Hip 50, the athletic filly out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, is consigned to the sale by Paul Sharp, agent. A March 19th foal, she was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth D’Oyen and sells on Tuesday, March 16, the first day of the two-day event. Please click on the link below to watch her Under-Tack Video.
Mohaymen ranks among leaders in all categories; 1st 2YOs race this year
At the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale, MOHAYMEN led all first-crop sires with the highest priced individual sold. Hip 844, a gray or roan colt, brought a final bid of $315,000 from Frank Smith, agent, on behalf of Tom D’Ambra’s Trade Winds Farm. Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, for Redly Bloodstock, the May 10th foal out of Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold, was bred by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean and Pope McLean, Jr. Said Smith after the purchase, “I’m glad we got him. He was the big horse.”
First-crop yearlings by multiple Graded stakes winner MOHAYMEN sold well at the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Sale which propelled him to be the second ranked leading sire by average. With two offered and two sold, he was led by the $70,000 filly purchase by Naseer Fasihuddin. Hip 217, a March 16th foal out of the stakes-placed Distorted Humor mare, Alseera, was bred by Terry C. Lovingier and consigned to the sale by his Lovacres Ranch. Going for $50,000 to Red Barons Barn / Rancho Temescal was hip 123, a January 18th foal out of the Indian Charlie mare, Quick Wampum. The colt was bred by Richard Barton Enterprises & Robert Traynor and consigned by Barton Thoroughbreds, agent. For the sale, MOHAYMEN yearlings averaged $60,000, ahead of such sires as Sky Mesa and Stay Thirsty.
At this year’s Keeneland September sales, first-crop yearlings by multiple Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN are seeing good returns. Purchased by John Oxley for $120,000 was hip 1652, a filly bred by Clearsky Farms out of Afillyation, by Gimmeawink. It was only the second horse that Oxley had purchased at the sale up to that point. Another filly, hip 3046, out of March to Glory, by Marchfield, bred by Reggie Beeson & Tim Beeson, brought $75,000 by Sam Costanzo, and a gray/roan colt out of Bashoosha, by Distorted Humor, bred by Lannister Holdings, brought $70,000 from Vortex Racing. To date, including the Fasig-Tipton Selected Showcase and the Keeneland September sales, MOHAYMEN is ranked among the Top Five First-Crop Sires of yearlings by median price ($72,500), and seventh by average ($73,500).
Multiple Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN had his first crop represented at the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase with three sold averaging $106,667, finishing just one slot out of the top five active freshman sires. His average was higher than some well established sires showing that his first crop yearlings are well worth taking a look at. Hip 619, a March 15th foal was purchased by Brick City Thoroughbreds for $125,000. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker, the colt is out of the unraced War Chant mare, Gayatri, and was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent. Also bringing six figures and selling four hips later was 623, an April 6th foal bred and consigned by Buck Pond Farm, as agent. Out of the Smart Strike mare, Gold Glimmer, the gray or roan colt brought a final bid of $100,000 from Hideyuki Mori.
Fountain of Youth S.-G2 and Holy Bull S.-G2 winner MOHAYMEN will be represented by his first crop at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected Yearlings Showcase, September 9 and 10, and Keeneland’s September Yearlings Sale, September 17 through 25. He has five selected individuals at Fasig-Tipton, and 24 at Keeneland. Last year MOHAYMEN’s first-crop weanlings were offered at the mixed sales and he finished in the top ten of all first-crop sires by average and median. He was represented at the Fasig-Kentucky Kentucky November Sale with a $145,000 colt.
ENFORCEABLE kicked off his 3-year-old campaign with a late rally to win the $200,000 Lecomte S.-G3. It is the second Graded stakes race of the year on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” and he is ranked among BloodHorse’s Steve Haskin’s first Derby Dozen. Last year he ran third in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders’ Futurity behind Maxfield and Gouverneur Morris. ENFORCEABLE is a full brother to Shadwell stallion four-time Graded winner MOHAYMEN, who won the Holy Bull S.-G2 and Fountain of Youth S.-G2, and was beaten a head for third by Gun Runner in the Kentucky Derby-G1. Out of the multiple GSW Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie, MOHAYMEN is also a full brother to the 4-year-old Kingly, who won the G3 La Jolla H. and California Derby, and is a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, sire of Eclipse Award 2019 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Maximum Security.
With first-crop weanlings offered in this season’s mixed sales, multiple Graded stakes winner MOHAYMEN finished in the top ten of all first-crop sires by average and median. He was represented at the Fasig-Kentucky Kentucky November Sale with a $145,000 colt (hip 71) out of Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold. He was bred by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr., and purchased by Redly Bloodstock. At Keeneland November, MOHAYMEN had a $75,000 colt go to Lannon Lane Bloodstock. Out of the Distorted Humor mare, Bashoosha, hip 511 was bred by Lannister Holdings. And the highest priced weanling in the final five sessions of the sale was another colt by MOHAYMEN. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker out of the War Chant mare, Gayatri, hip 3904 sold for $70,000 to J & S Racing. Overall, his first-crop weanlings averaged $46,363, had a median of $43,000, with 11 sold from 15 offered.
KINGLY, bred and co-owned by Clearsky Farms and trained by Bob Baffert, set all the pace to win the La Jolla H.-G3 on the Jimmy Durante turf course at Del Mar. After dueling early with the runner-up, KINGLY moved out to take a 3 1/2-length lead after the first half mile. Challenged again on the far turn, he was able to open up again at the top of the stretch and remained in front to the wire to take this 1 1/16-mile event by a neck. KINGLY won his only start at two, and earlier this year won the California Derby and placed in the G3 Los Alamitos Derby-G3 and El Camino Real Derby. By Tapit, he is a full brother to multiple Graded stakes winner at two and three and Shadwell stallion MOHAYMEN, and a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner and G1 sire New Year’s Day, sire of Haskell Inv. S.-G1 and Florida Derby-G1 winner Maximum Security.
Four-time Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN’s first reported foal is a colt born January 29th at Hidden Brook Farm near Paris, Kentucky. Bred by Danica Cochran, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Taleoftheprincess. The mare is out of the stakes winner Frost Princess, who is half-sister to graded-placed stakes winner Bundling (by Believe It), stakes-placed Moony Moony (Cahill Road), and multiple stakes producer Good Lovin’ (by Smarten). MOHAYMEN covered a full book last season, with 94 mares reported in foal.
“His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has elected to retire his brilliant two-year-old and near millionaire, MOHAYMEN,” reported Rick Nichols, Vice-President/General Manager of Shadwell Farm. He continued, “he will stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in 2018 for a fee of $7,500 live foal.”
A multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit, MOHAYMEN, won his first five career starts, including an undefeated juvenile season that saw victories in the Nashua S.-G2 and Remsen S.-G2 in addition to his debut win at Belmont Park. At three, MOHAYMEN established himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby with impressive wins in the Holy Bull S.-G2 and the Fountain of Youth S.-G2 at Gulfstream Park, which on both occasions he dispatched his rivals with ease. MOHAYMEN ran a very respectable race when fourth in the Kentucky Derby-G1 won by the reigning juvenile champion Nyquist, finishing just a head behind Gun Runner and ahead of the top two finishers in the Belmont S.-G1. He retires with earnings of $998,417.
“MOHAYMEN was a very talented racehorse, and is an extremely smart individual,” said trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin. “He was definitely one of the best 2-year-olds I’ve ever trained.”
Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, MOHAYMEN is by Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie. He is a half-brother Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, who is already experiencing success with his first runners this year. MOHAYMEN was a $2.2 million co-sale topping yearling at Keeneland September in 2014, where he was purchased by
Sheikh Hamdan. Aptly named, the english translation from arabic of Mohaymen is Dominate.
For more information contact Kent Barnes at Nashwan Stud, (859) 224-4585.